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Having cold with throat pain. Took sinarest. Proper treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:This is dr here
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Good morning doctor
User:I'm having cold since last three days and slight throat pain especially in the mornings
Doctor:Hasn't it subsided until now?
Doctor:Did you take any medicines for it?
User:I have taken 2 sinarest tablets and few Lecocet. It has not subsided and today the flum is slightly yellow
User:The tablet i took is Levocet
Doctor:Is there fever too?
User:No temperature. Only nasal congestion and very slight coughing
Doctor:If you do not have fever, then it is a good sign
Doctor:It does not indicate an active infection
Doctor:You have to continue the Levocet for few more days
User:One more thing is I'm travelling to Coorg on a weekend_ Diwali vacation. So wanted to take precation before starting
Doctor:Do steam inhalation and salt water gargling as well
Doctor:BE careful about the water
User:ok. i have been doing steam inhalation with carvol + last two days in morning
Doctor:Better to carry your own water
Doctor:Make sure you drink sterilized water
Doctor:You may need a course of antibiotics if your symptoms do not subside in a few days
Doctor:Eat bland food
Doctor:more of fruit juices
Doctor:Wash your hands frequently
Doctor:Keep yourself warm
Doctor:That should be fine
Doctor:You will be safe
User:since the flum is yellow should i start the atibiotics and if yes, which one should i take.
Doctor:I will not suggest antibiotic now
Doctor:since there is no fever
Doctor:Please wait for 2 to 3 days
Doctor:You may take a call on the antibiotic later
Doctor:You may Azithromycin
Doctor:It is an effective drug
User:levocet is for allergy. what can i take to get over nasal congestion, cold
Doctor:Levocet is the one which will help you to get over nasal congestion and cold
Doctor:It is an anti-histamine
Doctor:clears the nasal passage
User:ok. I'm take i each after after food morning and night . is that suffucuent
Doctor:it is sufficient
User:and i dont have to take sinarest right?
Doctor:Sinarest is not required
User:ok Thank you doctor. is there anything else?
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Nothing much
Doctor:Follow the suggestions I mentioned
Doctor:Happy journey
Doctor:Happy Diwali
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:one more question. is the yellow flum OK? when do i have to worry about if it has become infectious?
Doctor:If you develop fever along with the yellow phlegm
User:ok. Thank you doctor. Happy Diwali to you and family. bye.
Doctor:Bye for now
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